2003 Guadalajara, Mexico

15th REVES meeting, Guadalajara (Mexico), 2003

Socio-Economic Determinants in Life and Health Expectancies

The 15th meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES) was held in Guadalajara, Mexico, on May 5-7, 2003, organised by Roberto Ham-Chande, Collegio de la Frontera Norte. Following REVES 14 in Tunisia, this was the second time the REVES network met in a developing country.

Because developing countries experience important social and economical problems linked to increasing life expectancies, the theme of REVES 15 was "Socio-economic determinants in life and health expectancy".

Below is a list of all papers presented at this meeting. The ppt are available on request.

  • Albala C, Lera L, Vio F, García C, Marín PP, Pelaez M: Prevalence of cognitive impairment in four Latin American cities: Havana, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Santiago.
  • Bronnum-Hansen H, Juel K. Smoking and the social gradient in health expectancy in Denmark.
  • Brouard N, Lièvre A, Heathcote C. Projection of prevalence of disability and new features of latest versions 0.9x of IMACH.
  • Bélanger A, Martel L. Social predictors of healthy aging in Canada.
  • Cambois E. Social inequalities in the disablement process in France: upper classes have fewer limitations and better cope.
  • Canales A, Montiel I. Economic conditions and well-being of the elderly.
  • Cheung KSL, Tu EJC. Empirical evidence from Hong Kong on limits to normal human longevity.
  • Cruz G. Active Life Expectancy in the Philippines.
  • De León ME, Ham-Chande R, Palloni A. Comparative analysis of ADL and IADL in Latin America.
  • Durán Muñoz CA. Cost-benefit of interventions for hypertensive elders. [Poster]
  • Dávila AL. Life and Health Expectancies in Puerto Rico.
  • Gaertner K. Development of life expectancy at birth and healthy life expectancy in Germany 1986-1998.
  • Gallegos-Carrillo K, Duràn-Arenas JLG, Lopez-Carrillo L, Lopez-Cervantes M: Factors related quality of life in an elderly population.
  • Garcia-Peña C et al. Aging in the Mexican Institute for Social Security: political implications of demographic and health projections. [Poster]
  • González E, Ham-Chande R. New calculations on disabilities and health expectancies in Mexico. [Poster]
  • Gorber S. Developing Canadian health state preference scores.
  • Gutiérrez-Robledo LM. Active and cognitive impairment-free life expectancies: results from an epidemiological survey in 65+ elderly in Mexico city.
  • Hagedorn A, Crimmins EM, Saito Y, Hayward MD. Another Look at Trends in Disability: Changes over time in onset of and recovery from disability among those over 70.
  • Hajem S, Robine JM. Health expectancies in Tunisia in 1995 according to socioeconomic status.
  • Hatmadji SH, Cicih LHM: Health expectancy of Indonesian elderly.
  • Hayward MD, Warner DF, Crimmins EM. Toward a better understanding of race/ethnic differences in active life expectancy.
  • Herrmann F. Hypertension-Free life expectancy in the Swiss Elderly population. [Poster]
  • Hoehn C. Social status, health-related behaviour and health career in Germany. In: 15th Work group meeting REVES, Guadalajara, Mexico, May 2003.
  • Hoeymans N, van Lindert H, Westert G. The EuroQol in the Netherlands: describing health and estimating morbidity in the population.
  • Jagger C, Spiers N, Matthews RJ, Brayne C, Boult C, Robinson T, Matthews F, and MRC-CFAS. Forecasting future disability levels under changing patterns of diseases. [Poster]
  • Jagger C, Spiers N, Matthews RJ, Brayne C, Robinson T, Matthews F, and MRC-CFAS. Gains in disability-free life expectancy through the elimination of diseases and impairments.
  • Juel K. Trend in mortality disparities between unskilled workers and upper non-manuals: the impact of tobacco, alcohol and external causes of deaths.
  • Kaneda T, Zimmer Z, Tang Z, Li MF. Socioeconomic differentials in active life expectancy among older adults in Beijing and Taiwan.
  • Kruijshaar ME, Hoeymans N, Spijker J, Stouthard MEA, Essink-Bot ML. The burden of depression in the Netherlands: is disability of depression overestimated?
  • Lin H, Saito Y, Kristen Suthers C. Changes in depressive-symptom free life expectancy in Taiwan : 1989-1999.
  • Lièvre A, Brouard N, Mormiche P. Comparison of age-specific incidences of disability and recovery to health between USA (1986-1990) and France (1998-2001) with special focus on attrition problems due to movements from private household to institution and vice-versa.
  • Lozano R. Exploring health domains using a national survey.
  • Lubitz J. Measuring compression of morbidity in the US elderly.
  • Lynch SM, Scott Brown J. Socioeconomic differences in US active life expectancy : application of a bayesian approach to estimating multistate life tables using multiple waves of data.
  • Miller L, Matthews F, Brayne C, Jagger C: Estimating decline in longitudinal healthy active life expectancy in the presence of misclassification: An example using the Medical Research Councils Cognitive Function and Ageing Study data.
  • Minicuci N. Disability free life expectancy in older Italians.
  • Molla MT, Wagener DK, Madans JH. Adult activity limitation differentials by level of education in the United States.
  • Molla MT. Changes in the prevalence of obesity and self-rated health among adults: United States. 1980, 1990 and 2000. [Poster]
  • Moriarty DG, Zack MM, Gizlice Z, Klementiev AAA. The use of healthy days measures in health expectancy estimates.
  • Mutafova M, Maleshkov C, Mircheva D. Socio-economic determinants in life and health in Bulgaria.
  • Natividad J. Exploring socioeconomic correlates of active life expectancy among Filipino older persons.
  • Olshansky SJ, Carnes BA, Brody J, Ludwig D, Hayflick L, Butler R. Impact of the modern rise of obesity and infectious diseases on forecasts of life expectancy.
  • Pérès K, Lièvre A, Jagger C, Barberger-Gateau P. Total and disability free life expectancy by gender and level of education.
  • Ramírez B. Current situation and trends of economic well-being of the elderly.
  • Reynolds S. Working Life Expectancy for American Men and Women in the 1990s. [Poster]
  • Robine JM, Romieu I. Trends in health expectancies. [Poster]
  • Robles-Silva L, Orozco-Mares I. Social constructions and elderly identity affecting needs and care.
  • Rodriguez L, Pelaez M. Health conditions of the elderly in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Saad P. A comparative study of transfers and informal support for the elderly in seven cities of Latin America.
  • Torres AL, Ybáñez E. Transfers and family strategies in support of the elderly.
  • Van Oyen H, Bossuyt N, Deboosere P, Gadeyne S. Differential inequity in health by region in Belgium.
  • Vázquez Palacios F, Reyes Gomez L. Well-being and Social Status In Old Age in Rural and Urban Societies.
  • Wilkins R, Ng E, Berthelot JM. Trends in health expectancy by neighbourhood income and education in Canada from 1986-1996.
  • Wong R. Socioeconomic level and health in population of middle- and old-age in Mexico.